Here you can find notes about things I discover or learn but are not (yet) worth a full-length post.

One day I really want to have an automated process that posts the notes I write here also to appear on my Mastodon and Twitter account. And once I have that, I’ll start thinking about ways to do the same for my longer articles but using some kind of teaser text. One day I will find the time to actually think that through instead of wasting time with every single post 😅

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: blogging posse socialmedia

On Sunday I finally picked another book that had been on my to-read list for far too long: “Anansi Boys” by Neil Gaiman. Since it’s available without DRM in the German edition I even decided to read it in German this time around! So far, so very entertaining! There is just always such a nice flow to his books that makes them hard to put down 😀

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Somehow I had mostly missed the story about the ANOM messenger last year! Back in 2018 various law-enforcement agencies throughout the world had launched their own messenger service and marketed it as secure chat service for criminals replacing the Phantom Secure service. In June 2021 the agencies then sprang the trap with more than 800 arrests.

I guess not only governments have a limited degree of IT knowhow 🤪

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: crime security

At this point I’m at a loss for words. Last night Russian troops invaded Ukraine, targeting military bases, airports, and other installations. While this attack wasn’t surprising to anyone anymore at this point, it is still shocking for something like this to happen in Europe.

I can just wish all Ukrainians the best and stay safe! And I hope that the reaction by the EU and other countries will be swift and economically severe for the aggressor…

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: russia ukraine

Turns out that Füllfederhaus M. Störtz in Graz has Schmidt P8126 refills which are used for instance for the Mark One in stock. Only in blue right now but black will be back in stock soon. I’m always surprised by how much good stuff they have or can get!

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: penaddict